As soon as she gets to the Gare Montparnasse, things start to go wrong for Lena: she loses her son Anton and just misses her train. In her bag, the baby magpie that her daughter Augustine wanted to save is slowly dying. On arriving in Brittany, she discovers that her parents and sister are plotting together for her good and have summoned her ex-husband, Nigel. She feels betrayed, humiliated and disgusted. Should she leave or stay? Send everything packing? Her limited self-confidence begins to evaporate. The ghosts of duty, social judgement and family order band together to prevent her from living, loving and thinking, from simply being herself.
Ma Mere movie trailer - starring Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, Emma de Caunes. Directed by Christophe Honore. Genre: Drama
In 1920's Palestine, Israeli settlers contend with hostile cultures and environment. A seldom seen, dramatic perspective on historical roots of conflict in the Mideast, skewed toward the Israeli point of view.
Dans Paris movie trailer - starring Romain Duris, Guy Marchand, Louis Garrel, Joana Preiss, Alice Butaud. Directed by Christophe Honore. Theatrical Release Date: 8/8/2007
Rating: Not Rated
BELOVED, the latest film from French writer-director Christophe Honore (LOVE SONGS, DANS PARIS), is a sly and lovely romantic musical drama spanning three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love. In the freewheeling Paris of the '60s, young Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier)--who has gone from selling shoes to sleeping with men for money--falls for a handsome Czech doctor, Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic), whom she soon marries and joins in Prague. A baby daughter is born, but Jaromil's infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in Prague lead Madeleine back to France--though the love between them still burns. Thirty years later in London, we follow Madeleine's daughter, Vera (Chiara Mastroianni), who has fallen in love with a musician (American actor Paul Schneider) who is incapable of devoting himself to her, while her ex (Honore regular Louis Garrel) still pines for her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine (Catherine Deneuve) has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (Milos Forman).
Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids.
Paul returns to his family, depressed and suicidal after the break-up of his marriage, to live with his divorced father and amorous younger brother. While his carefree sibling and doting father try in vain to cheer him up, a visit from his aloof mother seems to be the only thing that brings him joy. Left in the house to talk to his brother s girlfriend and brood, he begins to realize that while things haven t gone according to plan, one can always find something to live for.
Starring Catherine Deneuve and (her real-life daughter) Chiara Mastroianni, this sly and exquisitely romantic musical drama from Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris) spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love. In the ‘60s, Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) leaves Paris to re-join her Czech husband Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic) in Prague, but his infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in the city lead her back to France. Thirty years later we follow the romance of Madeleine’s daughter, Vera, who falls in love with a musician (Paul Scneider) in London who is incapable of devoting himself to her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine (Deneuve) has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (Milos Forman). Louis Garrel and Paul Schneider also star in this light-hearted but ultimately moving exploration of the changing nature of relationships, with music by Alex Beaupain (Love Songs).
Starring Catherine Deneuve and (her real-life daughter) Chiara Mastroianni, this sly and exquisitely romantic musical drama from Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris) spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love.
Recently liberated from her job and husband, Lena (Chiara Mastroianni) heads home to Brittany for the holidays, hoping to enjoy at least a temporary escape from all she’s gone through in Paris. But no such luck: from practically the moment she’s back, she’s confronted with unwanted advice, character analysis that borders on character assassination, and a few other unexpected surprises. His most successful film yet in France, Christophe Honoré has made a wonderfully sprawling portrait of a family that veers from painful to funny to painfully funny, expertly capturing all the feints and digs that often pass for conversation when families get together. Chiara Mastroianni has never been better, radiating a deceptive calm at the center of this emotional storm, while Marie-Christine Barrault as her mother and Marina Foïs as her sister are the loving obstacles to her actually having any semblance of rest and relaxation.
Recently liberated from her job and husband, Lena heads home for the holidays, hoping to enjoy at least a temporary escape from all she's gone through.
Two lovers become involved in a three-way affair when they both fall for the same woman, but the emotional entanglements unravel after a tragedy.
Louis Garrel (The Dreamers) co-stars in this excellent new French film. The incomparable Isabelle Huppert once again provokes and enthralls us with another vivid character study of a modern woman testing the boundaries of life's pleasures and pain.